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Netflix confirms Peaky Blinders movie with Cillian Murphy to return

"This is one for the fans," said Murphy, who's also producing the film

By Tomás Mier

‘Peaky Blinders’
Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby in ‘Peaky Blinders’ (Picture: BBC)

Tommy Shelby is getting the film treatment. On Tuesday, Netflix announced that it will be premiering a film adaptation of Peaky Blinders with Cillian Murphy reprising his role as its main character.

“It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn’t finished with me … It is very gratifying to be recollaborating with [series creator] Steven Knight and [director] Tom Harper on the film version of Peaky Blinders,” Murphy said in a statement. “This is one for the fans.”

Harper, who directed several episodes of the first season back in 2013, will return to direct the film. At the time, Harper said they “didn’t know what the series would become” when it aired.

“We did know that there was something in the alchemy of the cast and the writing that felt explosive,” Harper added. “Peaky has always been a story about family – and so it’s incredibly exciting to be reuniting with Steve and Cillian to bring the movie to audiences across the world on Netflix.”

The film will serve as a continuation to the series that follows the Peaky Blinders crime gang following World War I. The show featured appearances from Joe Cole, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Paul Anderson. Aside from Murphy, t’s currently unclear who will be cast for the film version.

The film was co-written by Knight, who is also producing. David Kosse, Jamie Glazebrook, Andrew Warren, and David Mason are among the executive producers.

“I’m genuinely thrilled that this movie is about to happen,” Knight said. “It will be an explosive chapter in the Peaky Blinders story. No holds barred. Full on Peaky Blinders at war.”

Murphy teased the possibility of a film in Rolling Stone interview last year. “If there’s more story there, I’d love to do it,” Murphy said at the time. “But it has to be right. Steve Knight wrote 36 hours of television, and we left on such a high. I’m really proud of that last season. So, it would have to feel legitimate and justified to do more.” 

From Rolling Stone